Chamber honors best of 2008

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ernie Kos places a cowboy hat on past president Terry Moberly’s head. Kos recognized each of the past presidents at the Chamber’s annual banquet Friday with a cowboy hat. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis and Curry County Chamber […]

Jan. 20 Business Digest

CNJ staff Deadline to buy banquet tickets nears The deadline to buy tickets to the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is Friday, according to a chamber of commerce news release. The banquet is scheduled for Jan. 30 at the Clovis Civic Center. Tickets are $40 each and available at the Chamber of Commerce office, according […]

Animal euthanasia demystified

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A pregnant pit bull mix surrendered by its owner last week to the Clovis Animal Shelter has until Tuesday to be adopted before she is euthanized, according to officials. The city of Clovis is considering switching its animal euthanasia method from gas to lethal injection. The CNJ requested to view […]

Subcommittee decides against euthanization vote

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer For the second time in less than a week, a Clovis Animal Task Force subcommittee held off on a vote regarding euthanization methods at the city animal shelter. At issue is whether Clovis will keep intact its current method of euthanization, using a carbon monoxide gas chamber, or switch […]

Vacated music festival slot filled

CNJ staff Chris Montez, Bobby Preston and the Chiffons will fill the Clovis Music Festival lineup vacated by the Crickets, according to Clovis Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Beverly Reynolds. The festival is scheduled for Sept. 4-6. According to an official statement Wednesday from the Crickets management, “unforeseen circumstances” caused the group to pull out from […]

Great American Cleanup

What: The Great American Clean Up When: 8 a.m. to noon. Saturday Where: 500 Sycamore St. Who can help: The event is open to the public. Groups can register in advance by calling 769-7870. The contest: The Department of Parks and Recreation will pick out routes for the teams, which include the major throughways into […]

Chamber not attracted to magnets

Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce officials report they are not endorsing any sales of promotional items, specifically “community magnets.”

Commission candidates talk water, retail

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer In a light-hearted dig, Rosalie Riley gave fellow city commissioner candidate Robert Sandoval a Target T-shirt during Thursday’s candidate forum at the Clovis Civic Center. “My biggest mandate from my constituents has been: See if you can get a Target store,” Sandoval said. On a more serious note, City […]

Radio forum set for Tuesday

CNJ staff Radio station KTQM-FM will broadcast a candidate forum on Tuesday for candidates in the March 4 municipal election. The forum will air at 6 p.m. The radio station will also stream the forum online. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. will host a candidate forum for mayoral […]

Rock ‘n’ roll museum plans complete

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Chamber of Commerce Marketing Director Liz Eisenbaun looks over one of the new additions to the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum. The jacket was lent to the museum by George Tomsco of the Fireballs. It was the first jacket he wore on tour. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ […]

Hobbs leaders reflect on alcohol sales effects

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sunday alcohol sales in Hobbs have helped increase revenues and made the city more appealing to new businesses, according to Hobbs Chamber of Commerce officials. Chamber President Ray Battaglini said restaurants in Hobbs are experiencing a boost in their revenue from alcohol sales on Sundays. Hobbs residents voted in […]

Kudos to state’s guacamole

Argus Hamilton offers high praise for New Mexico guacamole. Check out his humor column under the “More features” link below. • • • The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is gathering memorabilia from the “Clovis Sound” era of the 1950s. The artifacts – which already include musical instruments and an extensive collection of radios — […]

In search of old diner photos

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is gathering memorabilia from the “Clovis Sound” era of the 1950s. The artifacts – which already include musical instruments and an extensive collection of radios — will be used to dress up the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum scheduled to open Sept. 3 during the annual […]

Mayor honored at banquet

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CNJ Staff Photo: Lili Castillo Mayor David Lansford took time for family and friends as he visited with Mark Lansford and Lee Delk during the bustle of the Chamber of Commerce Baquet Friday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer A crowd of more than 400 people stood and applauded after Mayor David Lansford spoke about […]

Local Roundup: United Way seeks funding volunteers

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico United is seeking 70-plus volunteers to hear presentations, review applications and decide how to distribute United Way donor funds. United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said the process increases accountability to United Way donors by requiring non-profits to define how donor funds will be spent and […]

Local Roundup: Five railroad cars derail at elevators

CNJ staff Five railroad cars carrying grain derailed sometime Sunday morning at Peavey Grain elevators on U.S. 60/84 just west of Clovis. BNSF Railway Director of Public Affairs Joe Faust said there were no injuries and the derailment caused a minimal delay in operations. The grain was headed to the elevators when the derailment occurred, […]

Blessing tree event to be held Wednesday

CNJ staff The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Roosevelt County blessing treet, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A donation will put an ornament and a personalized Christmas wish on the tree. Funds will go towards United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s fund-raising campaign for Roosevelt County. Donations can also […]

Business Digest: Chamber, tourist officials to visit from Lubbock

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will host 22 Lubbock city, chamber and tourism officials Wednesday. According to Chamber spokesperson Liz Eisenbraun, the visitors are comprised of representatives from the city of Lubbock, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the Conventions and Visitors Bureau. Eisenbraun said the purpose of the visit is to share tourism […]

ENMU’s Peanut Valley Festival planned for next weekend

ENMU communications Eastern New Mexico University will host its annual Peanut Valley Festival Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Oct. 21 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Campus Union Building. Tracy Henderson, director of Student Activities and Organizations, says this year’s fair will uphold past traditions and introduce new ones. “This is the first year […]

Meetings watch: City/county luncheon

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The following is a report from Tuesday’s city/county luncheon: 27th Special Operations Wing Commander Col. Timothy Leahy told city and county officials he is looking forward to continuing the relationship Cannon Air Force Base has had with the community. Leahy assumed command of the base Monday when the base […]